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Ruling party MLA defies HC ban, inaugurates cock-fighting session in Eluru

AGE CORRESPONDENT
Published : Jan 13, 2016, 1:17 pm IST
Updated : Jan 13, 2016, 1:17 pm IST

The MP was seen holding the cockerel in his hand and defending his action by citing that cock-fighting was a traditional event.

Representational Image.
 Representational Image.

The MP was seen holding the cockerel in his hand and defending his action by citing that cock-fighting was a traditional event.

Hyderabad

: Ruling Telugu Desam MP, Murli Mohan Maganti, inaugurated a cock-fighting session in the Eluru stadium, West Godavari district, on Wednesday despite a ban on the age-old practice by Hyderabad High Court.

The MP was seen holding the cockerel in his hand and defending his action by citing that cock-fighting was a traditional event.

The cock-fighting event, that is conducted around the Pongal or Makar Sankaranti festival in AndhraPradesh and Telangana, faced a ban by the HC after PILs were filed by Human Society International India, an NGO, seeking a ban on the event.

The PIL stated that the 'evil practice' resulted in deaths of several birds and that many people belonging to the middle class and the down-trodden sections are investing huge amount of their hard-earned money and eventually losing it on gambling related to cockfight.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad